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Suffragette

written by: Alan Britt

 

Eyes the color of moss enter
a harmonica like the feral wind
through Georgia pecan trees.

Personality fashioned by a scarecrow
balanced on one cottonwood leg,
scarecrow millennia old nowadays.

One hipbone contains enough bruises
to mimic every primordial vibration
undulating DNA’s starfish papillae.

Eyelashes like rattan fans wafting
Amazonian breeze through the moonlit
tresses of a Mona Lisa washerwoman.

Eyes the color of moss enter
a harmonica like the feral wind
through Georgia pecan trees.

Alan Britt

Alan Britt

In 2018 Alan Britt served as judge for the The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award. He was interviewed at The Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem and has published 17 books of poetry, his latest being Ode to Nothing (English/Hungarian: 2018); Crossing the Walt Whitman Bridge (English/Romanian: 2017); and Violin Smoke (English/Hungarian: 2015). A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars he now teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University.
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